The instructions below are for the most basic way to grade assignments. If you have many students and/or many gradable items, you may prefer to use the Needs Grading screen. For help with that, see Getting Started with the Needs Grading Page and Grade an Assignment, Blackboard instructions with more advanced options, including anonymous grading and multiple attempts.
To Grade your assignment submissions:
In the Control Panel menu, expand the Grade Center link and choose "Full Grade Center."
In the Grade Center grid, any cell that contains a ! in a green field represents an ungraded student submission. In one of these cells, click the dropdown list on the right side of the cell and select the attempt you want to grade (if you allowed multiple attempts, there may be more than one).
In Step 2, review comments and/or download submission file and review.
In Step 3, assign the grade and add comments or notes. You can also return a file you have marked up or commented with MS Word. To do that, below the Comments section, click Attach local file and browse for the file to return to the student.
You can also make notes and attach files for your own reference. These comments and file are not visible to students.
You can then either Save and Exit back to the Grade Center, or click Save and Next to move to the next student's submission record.